A Step-by-Step Guide to Registering for Net Metering with Pesco
Are you interested in harnessing the power of solar energy and reducing your electricity bills? Net-metering might be the perfect solution for you. This comprehensive guide will walk you through registering for net metering through Pesco, making it easier than ever to connect your net meter and start enjoying the benefits of renewable energy.
Application and Interconnection Procedure
The journey to net metering begins with an understanding of the application and interconnection procedures. Pesco has established a clear path for loads exceeding 25 KW. Here’s what you need to know:
NEPRA License Requirement
If your sanctioned load exceeds 25 KW, you must obtain a NEPRA license. This step is essential for compliance with regulations. You’ll need to process this license through the offices of DG MIRAD PESCO.
Exemption for Loads Below 25KW
In a significant development, consumers with sanctioned loads below 25 KW received an exemption from obtaining a generation license from NEPRA. This decision was taken on August 31, 2021, aiming to streamline the process for smaller consumers.
Circular from the Ministry of Energy
To stay up-to-date with the latest net metering activities and guidelines, refer to Circular # B/3/2/ACWA/19 issued on January 18, 2022, by the Ministry of Energy, GoP. It outlines revised net metering procedures in line with Pesco’s Net-Metering SOP.
Workflow for Net Metering Applications
For net metering applications of 5 KW and above, Pesco has proposed an efficient workflow. This streamlined process expedites approvals and makes the transition to net metering smoother.
Pesco is committed to protecting its infrastructure from energy losses, so net-metering connections are approved on feeders with less than 50% ATC loss. This measure ensures that imported energy is not wasted.
Now, let’s delve into the registration process for net metering:
Submission of Application Form (Processing Time: Two days)
Pesco offices accept net metering applications up to one megawatt based on existing sanctioning power specifications by NEPRA. Applications are processed on a first-come, first-served basis. Once a solar rooftop photovoltaic (SRTPV) installation reaches or exceeds 30% of its nearest General Distribution Transformer (GDT) capacity, net metering access will be granted upon verification.
Send your application and the necessary documents to the PESCO Sanctioning Office if you meet all of the NEPRA requirements for distributed generation. A standard application form can be found in Schedule II.
Ensure your application includes the following original documents:
- Certificate of Inspection for Electric Installation by an AEDB-Certified Company
- Mandatory site plans and schematic drawings.
- Technical information documents cover components.
- Technical drawings of various system components.
- Copies of your electric bill (matching your name)
- Attested copies of the CNIC
- Agreement Form (Schedule-I) and Application Form (Schedule-II)
- Application to be exempted from Section 24 of the Act (Schedule IV)
- Proof of ownership.
- Wiring Test Report from the Electric Inspector (for cases exceeding 25 KW)
- Affidavit from the Distributed Generator (Schedule-VI)
- Load flow study for 25 or more (if required).
- AEDB or DG MIRAD PESCO attested copies of the “DG Certificate.”
Any other necessary documents
PESCO Sanctioning Offices will acknowledge receipt of applications, ensuring they are complete.
Incomplete applications will be returned to applicants with a checklist. Applicants are given two days to complete and resubmit the application.
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